Scientific research has proven that the brain, like almost every other function of the human body, has an ability to change.  In fact, the brain holds the capacity for a far greater ability to change than our bodies do. What does that mean for students (of any age)?  We used to believe that brain development…

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Cognitive development, or brain training, has been in the news for many years.  LearningRx and its predecessor, P.A.C.E (Processing And Cognitive Enhancement) have compiled training outcomes and statistics on over 100,000 individuals since its inception. The academic community has been reluctant to embrace the compiled statistics because up until recently, there were no independent, peer…

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Thanks to the research done by Amy Lawson Moore, PhD*, and Christina Ledbetter, PhD**, we now have insights into the ADHD brain.  To date, this is the largest study conducted on the cognitive profiles in ADHD.    The results of this large study (over 5,400 individuals) revealed that the greatest cognitive deficits in individuals with…

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Autism and Cognitive Remediation Submitted by: Lori Bryan, Ph.D. Purpose of This Paper The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the recent literature regarding autism, current data suggesting its neurobiological underpinnings and the potential opportunities for cognitive rehabilitation. Evidence from brain imaging and electrophysiological studies has identified differences in the brain…

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7 Myths about the Brain that Might Surprise You* In the past several years, scientists have devoted countless hours to understanding the brain.  Here are some of the previously held beliefs that have been debunked as a result of that research. Myth:  You’re either left-brained or right-brained.  There is no evidence that people preferentially use…

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